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The pursuit of poetry; a guide to its understanding and appreciation with an explanation of its forms and a dictionary of poetic terms.

Author: Louis Untermeyer
Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster [1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A leading American poet offers a guide to greater appreciation of poetry in this handbook which examines poetic techniques, devices, and forms.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977.
Pursuit of poetry.
New York, Simon and Schuster [1969]
(OCoLC)645045526
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Untermeyer
ISBN: 0671204092 9780671204099
OCLC Number: 33437
Description: 318 pages 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: Of English Verse --
A Foreward --
I : THE ANATOMY OF POETRY --
The Definition of Poetry --
The Experience of Poetry --
The Province of Poetry --
The Words of Poetry --
The Sound and Sense of Poetry --
The Styles of Poetry --
The Images of Poetry --
The Conceits of Poetry --
The Ambiguities of Poetry --
The Interpretation of Poetry --
The Criticism of Poetry --
The Conventions of Poetry --
The Prose of Poetry --
The Reading of Poetry --
The Translation of Poetry --
The Playfulness of Poetry --
The Oddities of Poetry --
II : THE CRAFT OF POETRY --
A Dictionary of Devices, A Handbook of Poetic Terms, and a Compendium of Metrical Patterns from Ballads to Ballades, From Lyrics to Epics, From Sonnets to Sestinas, With Examples of All the Forms and Variations --
Epilogue: Art --
A Selected Bibliography --
Index.

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A leading American poet offers a guide to greater appreciation of poetry in this handbook which examines poetic techniques, devices, and forms.

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